Nov 11, 2012 3:30pm PST
families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petraeus's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc has learned who th
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
the shore and also in sandy's path, the return to home is not yet an option. in seaside heights, new jersey, long lines and a flood of emotions for residents returning to grab what they can for the few hours they had escorted in by bus. >> like a horror movie to me. >> reporter: the damaged beach side communities and homes still off limits. >> we will not allow people on the island until it's safe. >> reporter: homeowner bill doogie collected suitcases and waits on the fate of the home. >> i can't do anything to my house until i'm allowed to come back. mold will set in, more damage will occur. if i'm not allowed to come back for six months to rebuild, you might as well tear the house down. >> reporter: just south long beach island residents were allowed to return to their homes for good. >> this is a major disaster. >> reporter: along new jersey's battered shore there are painful reminders. recovery is a long way off. >> this is our katrina. >> reporter: in new jersey and new york more than 4,000 residents are staying in shelters. nearly a quarter of a million people are still without power
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy. thousands are still in the dark. meantime, the destruction is inspiring many others to help out -- to lend a helping hand. we'll take you to hard hit coney island. >>> plus, with thanksgiving right around the corner, why you could be getting the stuffing kicked out of your wallet if you are traveling. we'll try to help you save a few bucks. let's begin with the resignation of general the t david petraeus. e-mails between him and paula broadwe broadwell, his biographer, were indicative of an extramarital affair. this is as petraeus' former spokesperson is speaking out granting his only television interview to nbc's chrkristen welker. she is in our washington bureau. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. i end viewed steven broil. petraeus was in the comeback forces in iraq. he says he is stunned about the news of his former boss. new details are emerging about how this all came to light. according to multiple sources the down fall of general david petraeus all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi.
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
two weeks after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. what prompted some people to protest today. there's a hint right there. >>> and some high-flying contraptions -- whoa! we'll show you what was going on there. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. woman: oh! tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa. and you'll always find your favorite. woman #2: with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. i just press this button.
Nov 11, 2012 5:30am PST
. >>> superstorm sandy would provide an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may have been ruined by sandy. a loss that could eventually lead to a spike in auto sales. overall consumer borrowing expanded in september but at a slower pace than the previous month. a sign buyers may be pulling back on credit card purchases. this is an important point because consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidential advisers. laura tyson, chair of the economic advisers then for president clinton and marty feldstein who held the same title under president reagan. laura, marty great to have you on the program. thank you for spending the time today. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. >> marty, both sides appear to be extending an olive branch when with it comes to the fiscal cliff. do you think we will reach a compromise? and if so how and when? >> i hope so. the consequence of not reaching the co
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
in the world of business including how superstorm sandy may have affected sales at retail stores. >> things will probably be a lot quieter now that the election is over and no new superstorms are expected. so wall street should be able to focus on all things economic once again. we'll get a read on retail sales for october. department stores may have lost business to hurricane sandy. and we'll see how that affected profits for the quarter as sears, target, gap and others. stores like home depot may have picked up business because of the storm. both are expected to report that profits rose during the latest quarter. two reads on inflation. if you take away food and energy, it should be contained and volkswagen unveils a new hatchback this week. the seventh version of the golf. it's slightly longer and slightly lighter but the price tag will not change since the golf went on sale in 1974, volkswagen has sold 29 million of those cars. quite a record. i'm sue herrera. get all of your business news on cnbc. >>> we have a reminder you can get your business and tech news before the bell weekdays o